HANDGUN PURCHASE PERMIT
Handgun Purchase Permit Instructions
A handgun purchase permit can be completed online at anytime.
The fee for a handgun purchase permit is $5.00 per permit. This fee must be paid at the time you complete your application, this fee is nonrefundable. You may pay with a debit/credit card online or you can pay cash in person at the sheriff’s office during regular business hours with proper identification.
To obtain a handgun purchase permit, an application must be completed and submitted for a criminal background check. In order to be issued an application, you must present a valid picture I.D. showing your Pitt County address.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as social distancing needs and travel limitations we are now mailing approved permits to applicants. IMPORTANT NOTE: Once your permit is approved you must call our office at (252) 902-2800 and request that the permit be placed in the mail to you.